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Postpartum Hair-loss

Postpartum Hair-loss

Postpartum Hair-loss What causes postpartum hair loss? Postpartum hair loss is usually due to big hormonal changes after giving birth. Lack of sleep, erratic nutrition and stress will also have an impact on your hormonal health which in turn affects hair growth. It is also common to experience low thyroid function after giving birth, which can lead to hair loss. Is postpartum hair-loss it permanent? Postpartum hair loss is normal and usually temporary, so try to be gentle on yourself. Also, Postpartum hair-loss usually affects somewhere between 40 to 50% of women, and like most changes during pregnancy, it is temporary.(ref)...

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Breastfeeding: What can you eat, and what should you avoid?

Breastfeeding: What can you eat, and what should you avoid?

We spoke to the Vitimum Nutritionist, about how your diet can affect your breastmilk, and why, if any foods you should avoid.

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Nutritional Supplements when Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Nutritional Supplements when Pregnant or Breastfeeding

We asked our Nutritional Therapist about Supplements when Pregnant or Breastfeeding. What’s safe, and required?

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Why am I always Hungry?

Why am I always Hungry?

  Everyone knows that you tend to eat more when your pregnant, but why does this increased appetite continue into motherhood? This post exploded three reasons why you might be hungry.    1 You are not eating enough protein. Consuming enough protein is important for appetite control. Protein has hunger-reducing properties that may help you automatically consume fewer calories during the day. It works by increasing the production of hormones that signal fullness and reducing the levels of hormones that stimulate hunger (ref). Due to these effects, you may feel hungry frequently if you’re not eating enough protein. How much protein do I...

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Physical and Mental Wellness with Mumshape

Mumshape

Physical and Mental Wellness with Mumshape

You never get your body back after pregnancy – you get a new body, an improved body. One that has created, nurtured and given life. But what if you don’t feel that way? What if you’re tired, in pain and not feeling very active? How can look after yourself and start to feel like “me” again? We spoke to Lisa Franke, Founder of MumShape – The wellbeing app for Mums, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, and heard her journey into motherhood, and how she is helping other Mothers take care of themselves. 

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